European Left: TWO CANDIDATES FOR THE PEOPLE

Date

28 Jan 2019

Sections

Global Europe

At the meeting of the Executive Board of the Party of the European Left Party on 26-27 January 2019 in Brussels, the top candidates for the European elections were voted.  In addition, the election platform was confirmed with the following title:

For a progressive exit from the crisis. Vote left in the European Elections

Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left declares:

With the candidacy of Violeta Tomic from our Slovenian member party Levica, we have a representative of an Eastern European party from a country that has come through a difficult period of transformation. Violeta is Vice-Coordinator of Levica, a member of the Slovenian Parliament, spokeswoman on Palestine and the rights of the LGBT and member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Especially in Eastern Europe, we experience a confrontation course consisting of foreclosure policy, the restriction of freedom and civil rights.

In addition, I am delighted that we have been able to win with the former Secretary General of the Metalworkers' Union of Belgium (MWB-FTGB) Nico Cue, a fighting voice for the workers and their unions. He is one of the most important trade unionists in Belgium and Europe.

With these two candidates, we want to make a clear offer to the people of Europe, because we are on the side of those who do not accept the growing contradiction between wealth and poverty. The social question is the key issue of our time. The credibility of policies depends, in large part, on their ability to redistribute wealth to the benefit of the poorer classes. We have to prevent a militaristic EU. Another important issue is environmental sustainability in social responsibility. Especially the new youth movement against climate change and for a deliberate confrontation with the consequences of wrong political decisions for the next generation is for us a central point. For a Europe of the people, not of capital!

 

 

 

 

Marika Taendler-Walenta

Press and Communication Officer

Party of the European Left

Square de Meeûs 25

B-1000 Bruxelles

Email: marika.taendler.walenta@european-left.org

 

Mobile: : (+49) – (0) 177 - 4934418

 

Jobs

European Capital Markets Institute
Intern (Research)
CEMR - Council of European Municipalities and Regions
Project Officer
Institut Jules Bordet
Grant Manager
CEMR - Council of European Municipalities and Regions
Statutory Affairs Officer
PROSAFE - The Product Safety Forum of Europe
Events & Operations Officer
ENoP - European Network of Political Foundations
Administrative Assistant
European Association of Public Banks (EAPB)
Team Assistant/Office Manager
Cambre Associates SA
EU Public Policy Consultant
Cambre Associates SA
PR Consultant